I’m a commercial / advertising and editorial photographer specializing in food, product & lifestyle imagery.
Clients and collaborators find me to be creative, flexible, efficient and results oriented. I am down-to-earth; passionate and far from perfect. I don’t take myself too seriously and I firmly believe being on set should be fun. I value my crew as much as my clients. It’s these things combined that allow for the creation of authentic, artistic and head-turning imagery.
I currently make St. Louis my home, where I live with my husband, Joe, and our cat, Claire. When not out and about with my camera, I spend much of my time working on my cooking skills and trying to make my own garden grow.
I am available for advertising agency, brand, corporate or editorial shoots worldwide.
My obsession with photography dates back to elementary school when I discovered
that the camera could carry some weight on the playground. Our house had a
darkroom which was not ventilated. The fumes, together with the Stones, Dylan
and Abba were intoxicating. It’s no wonder I spent most of my childhood there.
After 40+ years of shooting, my relationship with photography is healthier than ever.
I work to balance commercial assignments, personal work and pro bono work. I have
begrudgingly lived through the transition from film to digital. If I ran for president, my
platform would be the world needs fewer, better photographs and I would heavily fund
the ‘slow photography’ movement. Putting my time where my mouth is, I have adopted
a forgotten photographic process, the photogravure, and am deeply diving into its preservation.
Hilary is very supportive of my photogravure obsession. So much so that even when
she can’t sleep, she asks about it…
I’m an on-location photographer and director. My aesthetic approach is driven by real, textural, compelling moments, whether shooting stills or motion.
I specialize in capturing authentic imagery depicting lifestyle, work and industrial scenes for corporate and agency clients and have years of commercial experience including large global image brand libraries, advertising campaigns, editorial and short form motion assets for web & broadcast, as well as one full length documentary.
Partial list of clients and project partners include: ebay, Mississippi Tourism, Marley Coffee, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, AMD, Deutsche Bank, Intel, Nike, AMEX, American Airlines, GE, Disney World, Time Warner, Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, J. Walter Thomas, People Magazine, AG Edwards, CDW, Y & R, Fleishman-Hillard, McCann-Erickson, FutureBrand and more.
I have had the unique privilege of having one of my images selected for a USPS First-Class Forever stamp.
I have 2 published books: Hidden History of Mississippi Blues (History Press) and Mississippi Juke Joint Confidential: House Parties, Hustlers & the Blues Life (Arcadia Publishing).
Kelly Pratt Kreidich, Ian Kreidich (Pratt + Kreidich)
Based in St. Louis, Missouri
Kelly Pratt Kreidich and Ian Kreidich are an award winning husband and wife photographer team, based out of St. Louis, and available to work worldwide. Kelly & Ian’s look is often described as clean, sharp and vibrant. Their goal is to capture subjects in a very natural and comfortable way, bringing out their unique personality and style, while still creating drama and visual interest.
Whitney Curtis is a photographer based in St. Louis, Missouri, who tells visual stories for a wide range of editorial, commercial and nonprofit clients.
After graduating with a degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Whitney worked as a staff photojournalist at The Kansas City Star, northern Utah’s Standard-Examiner and the Daily Herald in suburban Chicago.
She is an alumna of the Eddie Adams Workshop, Missouri Photo Workshop and NPPA’s Multimedia Immersion Workshop. She has also received hostile environment and first aid training. As an editorial photojournalist, her work has been honored by the Associated Press, NPPA’s Best of Photojournalism and Women in Photojournalism. Her work has appeared in group exhibitions at the United Nations Visitor Centre, the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Monroe Gallery of Photography.
BORN IN ST. LOUIS. WENT TO WGHS. STL PEOPLE WILL UNDERSTAND THAT. FIRST CAR WAS THE MOTHERSHIP. PLAYED HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL & BASKETBALL. WENT TO SCHOOL IN CHICAGO. PLAYED COLLEGE BASKETBALL. STUDIED SPORTS MEDICINE. LIKED BIOLOGY. HATED CHEMISTRY. LEFT SCHOOL. SOLD WOMEN’S SHOES. STARTED PHOTOGRAPHING WITH MOM, LISA. HAS PHOTOGRAPHED NEARLY EVERY SPORT POSSIBLE. HAS BEAUTIFUL WIFE SARAH. PUG NAMED STELLA. IS 6’3" BUT CONSIDERED SHORT IN THE FAMILY. LIKES GOODFELLAS, DO THE RIGHT THING, & THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (AND IS NOT AFRAID TO ADMIT IT). HATES MAYONNAISE. BUT WILL EAT COLE SLAW. WENT TO HALLMARK. GRADUATED 1ST IN CLASS. WAS RECIPIENT OF THE MAMIYA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE. ENJOYS BEER, VODKA & BOURBON. LISTENS TO DE LA SOUL & A TRIBE CALLED QUEST. CAN’T STAND COUNTRY MUSIC EXCEPT JOHNNY CASH OF COURSE. WEARS A HAT ALMOST 365 DAYS A YEAR. HAS A BIG NOSE AND BIG FEET. SOMETIMES IS KNOWN TO ROCK A (NOT SO) SWEET ‘STACHE. TRIES TO BE A BETTER PERSON AND BETTER PHOTOGRAPHER EACH DAY. AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, THERE ARE TWO TYPES OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD, NOTORIOUS B.I.G. PEOPLE, OR 2PAC PEOPLE, I’M DEFINITELY A BIGGIE SMALLS GUY.
Geoff creates videos and images that inspire excitement and build a connection between his subject and its audience. His easy-going and comfortable nature allows him to tap into the most relatable aspect of every project and identify the simplest point of entry for the viewer. This means that every visual encourages engagement through action, emotion, and beauty.
He has over 15 years of experience in commercial image creation and production working with clients of all sizes—all over the world—for commercials, advertisements, trade publications, culinary magazines, and more. Born in Okinawa, Japan, raised in the family bakery in Southern Illinois, and trained in black and white film photography, Geoff has developed an approach that is worldly, curious, and wise.
Based in St. Louis, Sam Fentress has been photographing architecture and interiors since 1982. Raised in Nashville and Detroit, he graduated from Princeton University and received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Art Institute of Chicago.
His work documenting the built environment in St. Louis and beyond has been published in over 100 magazines worldwide. He has photographed in 49 states, Spain, India, Saudi Arabia, and China.
With Osmund Overby he is the co-author of William Adair Bernoudy, Bringing the Legacy of Frank Lloyd Wright to St. Louis, published by the University of Missouri Press in 1999, with a foreword by Gyo Obata.
George and Chase are the photographers at the helm of Starboard & Port. Along with their support team, they shoot engaging campaigns across all genres, for clients in every industry. They’re skilled at telling full and compelling narratives for brands. From connected lifestyle moments and environmental portraits to still life, interiors and architectural hero shots, they are storytellers at heart with the image as their preferred delivery vessel.
Based in Memphis, Tennessee
Growing up in Corsica, a beautiful island in the South of France, Sarah was fortunate to live in a world filled with blue skies, crystal clear waters, and natural forests ready to be explored and photographed.
As a young girl, her mother, an interior designer, introduce her to her world. She was blessed to meet amazing artisans and to visit beautiful houses and hotels.
Following her mother’s footsteps, she studied Interior Design at the Beaux Arts in Toulouse. While there, she took a Film photography class and the magic began.
She graduated, but sensed something was missing. So, she packed up her bags, and traveled to Paris where she studied Fine Art. Her world expanded, discovering and learning the crafts of engraving, painting, and photographing. Moving to New York few years after she studied Photography at the International Center of Photography, to learn as much as possible the different technique of photographing, lighting, propping…
Today, Sarah is a Memphis based Interior Design & Commercial Photographer available Worldwide. Even if her preference goes for Natural light she uses both natural and artificial light to capture indoor and outdoor spaces. Every single image is meticulously prepared with expert attention to detail. Sarah strives to create a fun and stress free environment when shooting interior or commercial project.
Jon Hamblin – Director of photography + photographer based in Chicago, Illinois. With more than a decade of experience creating branded content for websites, commercials, documentaries and brand films, I bring practical ideas to help projects thrive.
I specialize in creating hybrid video and photo assets for production companies, agencies and corporate clients. I have a passion for shooting in agricultural, construction and manufacturing environments. I take pride in my ability to work with nimble crews to create remarkable visuals.
Photography is a skill you learn, creativity is a skill you nurture.
I have been a commercial photographer and creative director on projects for nearly 20 years. Creative thinking became my vice after years of competitive skateboarding came to a halt.
What some consider problems, I consider potential discoveries. There’s no time to stress, my curiosity has been sparked and I’m likely mentally on the way to a solution.
Building treatments and crafting storyboards allow clients to visualize my approach. Over time I have built an exceptional team of producers, hairstylists, makeup artists, photography assistants, digital techs, retouchers, and more that can grow based on the project.
Based in Chicago, Illinois
Zoe Rain (American, b. 1993) is a photographer and filmmaker based in Chicago, with over a decade of experience in nearly every subject of the commercial photography field. Zoe’s work gained quick notoriety with its iconic and distinguished signature style, and has since seen the cover of Rolling Stone, subway car ads and Billboards across the country. After being hired as Macklemore’s full time tour photographer, she has since worked with some of the world’s largest musicians, including Chance The Rapper, Ed Sheeran, Kesha and Vic Mensa. Zoe’s high-impact photography and creative direction has been leveraged by some of the largest brands in the industry. She has been hosted to speak at Apple Talks, as well as industry panels across the country.
I don’t enjoy talking or writing about myself; I like my photographs to do that for me. Yet I know it is helpful for those reviewing my body of work to know a little about me and how I approach my profession. The photo I’ve elected to include of me is from my first visit to Poland at the age of 10.My Ciocia Nusia bought me my first camera, igniting a curiosity that has matured over time and experience but remains the cornerstone of my approach to my work. Photography has provided me with the opportunity to work with subjects and attend events that I would otherwise have missed, thereby enriching my professional and personal lives. I love the creative side of photography and each year complete independent photographic projects, so I continue to learn and never become complacent. My goal is to help such organizations develop their voice. When working with clients, I firmly believe collaboration is important to ensure the product is of the highest quality, meets the clients’ needs and desires, and is delivered timely.
My work spans many different genres – from shooting people to focusing on things we wear, the things we eat, to the places we live, to the things we love, and the things we crave. I love to capture it all. People ask me to help them tell stories through a lens. I can do that – I love it.
I have a passion for narrative storytelling within the world of food & beverage photography. No matter what the framework and parameters are, I strive to make fun images that pop with color and contrast.
Tim Klein is a photographer and director who captures and creates joyful moments of connection in stills and motion.
With a background in photojournalism, he is a true master at bringing out authentic feelings and actions within a produced setting. Based in the Midwest, he is called on regularly to work with award winning publications and a wide variety of brands including Apple, Discovery Channel, Forbes, Presence Health, The New Yorker, Smithsonian Magazine, Yamaha and Zipcar.
“My photography is inspired by people, places and things. I was trained as a photojournalist so I find inspiration everywhere — from my travels abroad to my own backyard. My biggest source of inspiration is light, especially the way it can dramatically change a scene. I love the glow of morning light through fog, the graphic shadows of noon light, the light of an overcast day, and the dramatic rose-colored light at sunset.
Kirsten Miccoli is an internationally published fashion, beauty and advertising photographer based in the United States. Kirsten began cultivating her passion for photography at a young age. At 13, she was creating complex staged self portraits using props she collected and wardrobe from her mother’s closet. Years of this practice gave Kirsten a very strong foundation and a unique approach to directing talent. Kirsten attended Columbia College Chicago and graduated with her BFA in 2010. She continues to use her documentary background to capture seemingly candid moments in even the most staged scenarios. At the age of 32, Kirsten now owns a studio in Chicago, IL but often travels shooting for clients all around the world. With over 12 years of professional experience, Kirsten has worked with many well known brands and celebrities. Overall, Kirsten enjoys being part of the creative process from start to finish. She loves working with others and bringing ideas to life. Whether she is meticulously constructing a new image or capturing the existing beauty of her subject, her love for photography and directing shows in every frame
Chris Strong is an Emmy award-winning photographer and videographer with a strong base in the music industry. He has directed and produced several music videos, has shot the cover artwork for over 65 albums across all genres, and has worked recently with the likes of Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples. Based in Chicago, USA Chris works with clients across the globe.
Lucy is a Chicago based portrait, food and lifestyle photographer. Her thoughtful compositions, documentary approach and bold use of color result in artful storytelling across all subjects.
Recently her work was included in American Photography 35 and 36. In 2018 She was selected as one of The Lit List’s 30 under the radar photographers and received a Communications Arts award for Advertising photography.
When not taking photos, she’s often at her studio or snacking out and about in Logan Square. She deeply appreciates a good cup of coffee and would love to read your tarot cards.
Combining my own attributes and technical skills, I help brands tell their distinct narrative, establish their visual identity, and create memorable content for all usage and platforms.
My clients span commercial, editorial, restaurant, boutique hospitality, travel, luxury residential, publishing, B2B, B2C, D2C, and startup brands.
I earned my degree in Journalism from Boston University, and Editorial and Advertising Honors from The New England School Of Photography.
I have an extended network of producers, video crews, food stylists, prop stylists, studios, creative directors, and graphic designers that help to make every shoot a perfect success.
While currently growing roots in Chicago, I also have a strong client base in New York City where I spent the first ten years of my career and established myself in the creative community.
Sandy Noto is a food and travel photographer. Her specialities include pantomiming to order delicious meals abroad, finding the cutest pastry shop in any city and inviting herself over to your next dinner party. She is particularly proud to have photographed 256 restaurants and counting without any major mishaps, just a few creative messes. Her style is bright, energetic and happy. When she’s not writing about herself in third person or working as a photographer, Sandy can generally be found at home in Chicago baking or hanging out with her pets and husband, Eli.
Her work has appeared in Food & Wine, The Wall St. Journal and Chicago Tribune and she’s worked with broad range of food and travel focused brands. She’s partial to any assignments with a collaborative component or an opportunity to travel.
I grew up on the south side of Chicago + some say I still carry the accent. Apparently when I order a "salad" or say I’m from "Chicago", I sound like a Super Fan. Nonetheless, I’m fond of my accent + I’m pleased to be connected to such an iconic city. Growing up in a working-class family built the fibers of what I am today. I’m still based in Chicago, conveniently located in the River North area.
When not traveling, I’m at home with my husband, daughter + our two dogs. I love all of them, equally. I find great comfort in cooking at home, but always enjoy a night out in heels. I love cleaning, it’s my therapy. I donate my free time to the local animal shelter down the block with photography services + foster dogs in need. As hard as it is not to get attached, it brings me great joy to have assisted in a second chance. I have a shoe addiction + love a good sale. I can’t walk past a dog on the street without saying hello, which I have passed that love of dogs along to my daughter. Since my husband introduced me to Korean food, I love it and there’s no turning back. We got married in Italy, but neither of us is Italian.
My name is Lauren Pusateri (pronounced: poosa-terry).
I am a photographer + director in Kansas City.
I specialize in bold portraits, still life and stop-motion.
I am not a half-asser.
I am a whole-asser, and I pride myself on delivering for my clients.
We’re a lot of fun.
And when I say we, I’m talking about my amazing producer, stylists, retoucher and production crew. I run a commercial studio that can handle all aspects of your project from casting the world’s cutest cats to animating flying gummy worms. With production, creative direction, photography and post-production all under one roof, this is a one-stop-shop of REAL nice ladies.
Reach out for more info about:
Production Coordination, Campaign Collaboration, Creative Direction, Art Direction, Casting , Animal Talent, GIFs, Stop Motion, Post Production
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I’m an editorial and commercial photographer based out of Nashville, TN. I grew up in Louisville, KY and it will always be my home. Because of that I’m partial to bourbon, horses, and baseball bats.
When not working I enjoy exploring Nashville with my wife, playing the guitar, buying records, or planning my next big trip.
I love my job not only because I get to create something new everyday, but I get to meet new people and connect with them on something more than just what’s on the surface.
So let’s make a connection. Tell me your story!
Tennessee Native, Nicholas McGinn took the photography industry by storm impressively landing multiple national campaigns his first year in the industry. Since then, his precision, utmost attention to detail, and unique understanding of lighting has lead to his skyrocketing rise among the worlds top architectural and interior photographers. It should only be expected that photography goes back five generations in his family.
Nicholas is a perfectionist with a photography portfolio of architecture and interior to prove it. His fastidious preparation, commitment for excellence and genuine demeanor provide an experience unlike any other.
Nicholas currently travels the country shooting for various corporations, firms and designers.
I love collaborating with my clients and getting to know them. I do whatever it takes to put my clients at ease by making photography fun, creative and enjoyable. I work closely with my clients to take their project from concept to completion. My photo projects have taken me across the street and around the globe. Working under pressure or in a fast-paced environment comes second nature to me.
When I’m not shooting, you can probably find me in my garden, hiking something — somewhere or on my yoga mat. My alter ego to photography is being a 200 RYT at Blue Yoga Nyla in North Little Rock. When I’m not shooting, I’m teaching yoga, or deepening my own practice.
Currently based in Little Rock, Arkansas, I have degree in journalism with a photojournalism emphasis. I began my professional photography career at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette where I was a staff photographer for more than 15 years.
A small town Arkansas native, JDP attended the University of Central Arkansas, earning a Bacherlor of Arts Degree in Communication. Having had success working with a political consulting firm and a digital curriculum company, he decided to leave the corporate world in 2012. It was then that he transitioned his passion for interpersonal communication, the human condition, and photography to a full time freelance photography career. He soon began to draw the attention of creative decision makers locally, regionally, and nationally.
Known for a controlled sense of light and ability to quickly gain the trust of a wide range of subjects, JDP interjects a unique sense of humanity into his portraiture and is routinely praised for being a dynamic creative partner.
In 2017, industry leader Profoto named JDP a "Legend of Light."
JDP also served as the primary marketing photographer for the NBC Peacock Original documentary, “Black Boys,” released in 2020, and works closely with the social justice focused production company, Never Whisper Justice.
Jackie has been working as a professional freelance photographer since 2005. She has worked on projects ranging from companies’ national ad campaigns such as Nutrena to taking lifestyle imagery for local independent companies. She was the lead photographer for Tarter Farm and Ranch Equipment, the largest farm equipment company in the United States, for nearly 7 years and continues to work with them on large scale projects. Her passion for agriculture mixed with her knowledge of horses and various other animals helps her to create compelling images for companies while working in various climates and situations.
As a Kansas City-based commercial and editorial photographer, Steve Puppe’s freelance assignments range from food and environmental portraiture, to healthcare, agriculture and corporate photography.
Living with his wife, two daughters and son outside the city, and with a studio in the Strawberry Hill area, Steve has stayed connected to the city where he’s spent much of his life.
Steve’s interest in photography, like his connection to his hometown, has deep roots. With a painter for a mother, he was exposed to art at a young age, taking every art class available to him. He flirted with the paintbrush and the pencil, but it wasn’t until he received a camera that he fell in love. From his first high school photo class, Steve knew what he wanted to do with his life. While still a high school student, he had the good fortune of working with Hallmark Cards, which paired him with commercial photographers, and paid for his film and photo trips.
Steve continued his photo studies at Kansas University, where he studied advertising and photojournalism. He also freelanced for Hallmark and commercial photographers on the side. Through Hallmark, Steve furthered his creative development, learning how to capture a diverse range of subjects from people to still life. He took that experience with him into a career in photojournalism, covering a variety of stories for notable papers. Eventually, Steve headed back to the studio, working as an in-house photographer at an ad agency. It was there that his degree in advertising gave came into play, giving him the insight to take on a wide array of clients and campaigns. Working as a graphic designer and photographer allowed Steve to take projects from conception all the way to the press check.
Fast forward and nowadays, Steve combines that commercial experience with photojournalistic story telling shooting for notable clients like Cerner, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Humana, Sprint, Nike, Google, AT&T, Chrysler and IBM. When he’s not out on assignment, he’s cooking up some Kansas City BBQ, or taking pictures of his family because when Steve’s taking a picture, he’s happy.